Precinct Chairman

Charlie Parada is the Chairman of Precinct 36.

Mr. Charlie Parada is the Precinct #38 Republican Chairman.

Vice Chairman:  Richard Martin, Previously – Precinct #38 Chairman.

BIO: as of January 2014

EDUCATION: 

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY•  Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering1969

EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY  •  Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Science 1989

EXPERIENCE:

Montgomery County Precinct #38 Chairman:  Jan. 2014 – Present, as well as Northwest Area Chair

Montgomery County Precinct #63 Chairman:   2009 – January 2014 (redistricted)

•  Precinct Chairman, Election Judge, and  served 3 months on the Grand Jury

ROTARY CLUB OF LAKE CONROE 2008 – Present

•  Served on the Board of Directors – Treasurer 2009 – 2011

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 2001 – Present

•  Currently – Chairman, Parish Finance Council

GRAND HARBOR POA JUL 2008 – Present

•  Currently – Chairman Finance Committee:  Served on Finance Committee, Infrastructure Committee, Ad Hoc Committee

•  Served on Transition Team from POA Management Co. back to in-house POA

GRAND HARBOR POA BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

JUL 2007 – JUL 2008 &  FEB 2011 – FEB 2012 as Treasurer

UNITED PARCEL SERVICE (UPS) 1990 – 2007

•  B-757/767 Captain (Retired – June 2007)

•  Other aircraft flown at UPS:  B-727, DC-8

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE 1970 – 1990

•   Lt. Col. (Retired – Sept. 1990)

•  Squadron Commander – 405 Tactical Training Squadron, F-15s

•  Executive Officer  –  426 Tactical Training Squadron, F15s

•  Pentagon  –  4 years,  Operational Test & Evaluation Division

•  Vietnam (1972, 1973, & 1974) – 152 Combat Mission, 25 Over North Vietnam, B-52s

FAMILY:

Married 44 years to Judy (Loisey) Parada, two children, four grandchildren

MANAGERIAL EXPERIENCE:

As a squadron commander and operations officer, managed over 40 military and civilian flight and simulator instructors.  Managed assets (24 F-15 aircraft, class rooms and 3 flight simulators) worth 100s of million of dollars. At the Pentagon, actively managed the Congressional approved Anti-Satellite Program, the F-15E Operational Test and Evaluation Program, the Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) Program, and was the USAF Asset Manager for all full scale and sub scale target drones worldwide.

As a B-757/767 and DC-8 Captain, managed a flight crew flying aircraft valued at over $83 Million.

As the Chairman of the Parish Finance Council, assisted in the preparation of the annual budget, annually since 2010, that was in excess of $900,000.00.  Additionally, advised the financial council on aspects of the $1.7 million church expansion in 2010, and $1.9 million church Hall expansion.

As Treasurer of the Rotary Club of Lake Conroe, I conduct the day to day finances of two separate accounts that total over $100,000.00.

GRAND HARBOR INVOLVEMENT:

Judy and I were the 12th resident of Grand Harbor, moving here in June 2000. I was actively involved in the Grand Harbor Advisory Group that was instrumental in getting the developer to hold annual meetings, provide annual financial reports, comply with deed restrictions and by-laws, and to install street lights and fire hydrants.

I was elected to the first homeowner’s Board of Directors, July 2007, and served as the treasurer during the transition period from the Developer to the homeowners.  Faced with only $5,000.00 in the operating fund, and faced with a $173,000.00 builder’s deposit refundable liability, I helped develop a plan to operate the POA for the first few years without having to borrow outside commercial funds. I assisted in the development of the first ever Grand Harbor POA budget and I have been actively involved with each and every budget and treasurer since the developer turnover in July 2007.

After the turnover by the developer, I also served as the Chairman of the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) and helped develop the ACC operating procedures, most of which are still in use today.I have actively served on the Infrastructure Committee, developing the road repair plan for each of the past three years, as well as, assisting in the overall drainage plan for the community.

Additionally, I assisted with the transition from the out sourced POA management company back to the on-sight, homeowner controlled POA management team.  I helped with the orientation and training of the new POA office personnel in all aspects of the POA operation.  Later, I was again elected and served as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors from February 2011 – February 2012.